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By Sarah Wilder Growing up in the Bible Belt can present unique challenges for gays and lesbians. In an upcoming lecture, a researcher will discuss those challenges. Bernadette Barton, a UK graduate and associate professor at Morehead State University, will give a lecture entitled “The Toxic Closet: Being Gay in the Bible Belt” from 7 […]

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Dance connects volunteers, people with disabilities

By Sharnya Duncan Special education junior Barb Jackson’s sister has influenced her so much, she wanted other people to feel the positive impact people with intellectual disabilities can have. “The reason my major is special education and the reason I wanted to put on this event is because my sister has had such an influence […]

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UK plans on weathering a 2 percent drop in the university budget this fiscal year by absorbing the cuts centrally, President Lee Todd announced in a campuswide e-mail Thursday night. Operating unit budgets, such as those of individual colleges, will not be cut. Earlier this year, the state approved the 2 percent higher education cut, […]

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Smith wins SG presidency

See the complete 2009-10 SG election results here By Erin Melwing Ryan Smith stood with supporters waiting for election results on the Student Center patio Thursday, arms crossed and a nervous look on his face. The numbers were announced — Smith and running mate Kelsey Hayes won, beating fellow Student Government presidential candidates Colby Khoshreza […]

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Khoshreza, Owen gracious in SG election defeat

See the complete 2009-10 SG election results here By Mary Kelley and Katie Perkowski In a heated and close election, it would be easy to have hard feelings about losing. Colby Khoshreza doesn’t have those hard feelings. He said he had a good time running and would do it again. Khoshreza and his supporters on […]

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New Kernel photography adviser named

By Kirsten Clancy An award-winning Kentucky photographer will be the next Kernel photography adviser. David Stephenson, a Lexington Herald-Leader photographer since 1997, will start in his new position in mid-May, following current adviser Jim Winn’s departure to pursue other photography projects. He will join another former Herald-Leader staff member, former newsroom design director May May […]

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By Sean Patterson Students can celebrate their inner geek with a week of events hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences. Starting Monday, the fifth annual Geek Week will feature such events as lectures, panel discussions and an open house of MacAdam Observatory. “It’s the one time of the year we try to bring […]

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SG presidential, Senate results

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By Fink Densford Later this year, 45 young girls in Tanzania may get their first chance at a life of independence and education, all starting with footsteps in Kentucky. Giant Steps for African Girls, a 3K run/walk will be fundraising for the Tanzania Girls School Project to support the building of a school for girls […]

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First day voting poll for Student Government elections

The Kernel polled 56 students on Wednesday, the first day of the Student Government elections, to see how they would vote in the race. The presidential candidates are Colby Khoshreza, Tyler Owen and Ryan Smith. For more information on voting and to vote online, visit SG’s Web site, (www.uksga.org). Of the 56 students polled, 29 […]

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